The Coconut Guy (Along the Mekong Delta)

by Bernardo Ricci Armani 2 comments
The Coconut Guy (Along the Mekong Delta)

Mekong Delta (Vietnam). I met this guy during a tour along the delta of the Mekong River, not too far from Can Tho in the south of Vietnam. We stopped our boat to meet a small community of locals, which were basing their economy on coconuts and related products like milk, oil, candies and many types of handicrafts.

Of course, the entire process must from the preparation of the harvested coconuts, and this guy was so fast and precise to cut and clean them that I was hypnotized by his gestures and his ability.

The amount of coconuts he had been able to prepare was clearly visible from the huge number of shells in the background, which were forming a sort of brownish wall. I found his half-naked body emerging from this “sea of shells” a very interesting subject for a portrait photograph, and he did not look annoyed or distracted by my camera.

One final comment: I used the 105mm f/2 DC Nikon lens for this photo. The more I use it, the more I love it (especially for portraits, usually mounted on a Nikon Df camera). This lens is a perfect travel mate, I can’t leave it at home!

 

 

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Betty July 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Bellissima

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Bernardo July 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Grazie mille!!

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